Charles Yost

My two D.S.T. sculptures involve “interaction” and “relationships”, not only within the sculpture but “how” the viewer sees the pieces not “what” he sees. My current “apparition” series of sculpture has evolved from ridged geometric forms that do not include organic forms. After juxtaposing the geometric with organic forms, it is possible that both can enhance each other and “live in harmony”.  Interactions between and among my sculptural forms should foster questions from the viewer, I.E: “HOW DO YOU SEE THE FORMS AS THEY RELATE TO EACH OTHER?”.” HOW DO YOU RELATE TO OTHERS?”  “HOW DO YOU THINK THAT OTHERS THINK ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS?” “HOW DO YOU SEE CONFLICTS?” “DO YOU SEE CONFLICTS AND HARMONY AS A PARADOX?” “WHY CAN’T WE ALL GET ALONG?”.

Charles Yost is a Chicago-based sculptor.  He studied in Illinois at Monmouth College. At the School of the Art Institute, Chicago, he received a BFA in sculpture. While studying at Northern Illinois University, Yost pursued many forms and materials; bronze and aluminum casting, polyester resin, fiberglass, welded steel, stainless steel, welded aluminum fabrication. He achieved both a Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in sculpture. In his works, which have been displayed in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Wisconsin, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, Yost seeks to combine both geometric and organic elements; interacting forms and shapes.  Kinetic movement in some pieces involve the viewer to set the forms in motion.

Chicago, Illinois


Apparitions Won, The Last One - 2018

Pipe Brackets - 2017

Nuisance - 2017

Apparition Indecision - 2016

Sometimes apparitions are inspirations, only we decide. When an apparition appears to you, what do you do? Don’t be frightened, because, after all, it’s just an apparition.

Bi-Polar Apparition Attack - 2016

Flag with Pole Protector - 2015

celestial, Constellation Corner with Intergalactic Pipes - 2015

Flag with Pole Protector - 2014

Splatted Totem with Piece Pipes - 2014

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